Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off a fleet of 16 buses from Hamirpur today as part of 195 new buses the state has purchased for the Himachal Road Transport Corporation(HRTC).
As per his budget announcement last year 205 new buses were to be purchased by the HRTC. A fleet of 87 buses has already arrived and remaining buses would reach soon. These buses will replace the old and worn out buses.
In the current year budget the government has announced to add a fleet of 360 new buses. All these buses would be procured at the earliest and provided to the Corporation.
These buses will be as per BS-VI specification and equipped with several latest facilities like CCTV Camera, rear view camera and VLTD tracking system.
Jai Ram Thakur also honoured drivers of newly inducted buses on the occasion.